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“Just fabulous”
Review of Salt Restaurant

Salt Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 164 Restaurants in New Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$24
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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Good for: View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Just fabulous”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

We went out with a group of friends for dinner, we were a bit late but all was fine. Started off with a wee complimentary taster of a chicken liver pate in a jar, very nice. Starter of salmon with beets and a wonderful goats cheeses curd was just amazing followed by duck breast and some very decadent duck rillettes wrapped in omelette, sides were extra but happy to pay for purple carrots glazed in butter :) pudding was a fun bakewell tart with coconut ice cream. The waiting staff were extremely accommodating especially when a few of our group changed bits of one pudding for another one, our server Brittany was a great girl who put up with our cheekiness all night. Will definitely go back again

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank sazzleharris
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Mark D, Manager at Salt Restaurant, responded to this review, 25 August 2014
Thank you very much for choosing to dine at Salt. We are very happy you had such a nice experience from start to finish. We hope to see you again in the future.
regards
The Salt Team.
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A 'Special occasion' Restaurant.”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

A group of us dined here recently. We all enjoyed our meal. Food was well presented and delicious.only drawback was vegetables are not included in the main and come as an extra at $7 a bowl for 1 type of veg. A bit expensive if you want 2 veg! A bonus was we were given a complimentary starter. Very tiny but a nice touch. Service was outstanding, and a very nice ambience about the place. However very expensive over all, but hey, you get what you pay for!
I would say this place could be for 'special occasions only'!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Jill P
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Mark D, Manager at Salt Restaurant, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Thank you for your fab feed back and for choosing to dine in Salt.
We are super happy you had such a great time and enjoyed your entire experience.
Chef is going to mix up the veges a bit in future so you can choose 2 different types.
Thank you again from the Team and best wishes.
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Vancouver, Canada
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193 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

The young chef measures up to create both a presentation and a combination of flavours that are second to none. The chicken pate is very very special. Unique in both presentation and taste. The setting is perfect with a beautiful view of the Taranaki coast line which is, in itself breath taking. Try to wash it down with Carrick Unravelled Pinot Noir and your pallet just went on holidays!

Visited June 2014
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Mark D, Manager at Salt Restaurant, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Thank you for your creative and fab review.
The chicken pate is quite the talking point, and yes the Carrick Pinot Noir is our best selling wine by far.
Delighted you have a excellent time - I will pass on your comments to the team.
thank you.
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Food with a view”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

Situated on New Plymouth's waterfront this restaurant has nice views of the wind wand & walkway.Great spot for a drink on the deck..
The food is very good although we ordered a meat platter (huge) & a main which was too much.
Last time we went to Salt I ordered the fish which was served with leeks & we had a dessert platter & this was lovely. Nice to try a little of all of their desserts. Pretty yummy place to dine. The new menu has all their entrees priced at $16 & all their mains are $33.

  • Visited June 2014
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Mark D, Manager at Salt Restaurant, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Thank you for coming back to Salt. We are very happy to hear your great comments about your meals and experience. We have made an effort to upsize the meal portions as we were having some negitive comments about small meals. Glad you left with a full stomach.
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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“Very nice meal”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

It was a lovely meal. I had the fish of the day, snapper, with a side of beans, which was very nice, but was enough for the four of us, think I may have been told how much there would be, I thought if you ordered a side dish it was a serving for one? But overall a great meal and wine. Though $65 for one person, maybe go on a special occasion.

  • Visited May 2014
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Mark D, Manager at Salt Restaurant, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Thank you for dinning in Salt recently. We are very happy you had such a great experience and had a nice meal. Yes $65.00 is what you can expect to pay for 3 courses, but definatley worth it for a nice evening.
Thank you ,we appreciate your business.
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